We encourage all the basketball fans among our readers – especially Eagles and Seahawks fans – to make their way to Augusta or Portland as the state tournament continues.
The Boothbay Region High School and Lincoln Academy girls are the only Lincoln County teams still standing. Both have standout talent and tremendous leadership, and both should be competitive throughout the playoffs.
The second seed Seahawks will play the third seed Monmouth Academy Mustangs in the South C semifinal game at the Augusta Civic Center at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23.
The sixth seed Eagles will play the seventh seed Poland Regional High School Knights in the South B semifinal game at the Cross Insurance Center – the former Cumberland County Civic Center – in Portland at 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23.
This is the last season for LA senior Brie Wajer, one of the best point guards in Class B. LA fans have some additional excitement to look forward to as she closes in on her 1,000th career point.
The fact she could reach the milestone at the end of her high school career speaks to her unselfishness as a player. Another player with the same skills might have reached 1,000 a long time ago, but Wajer is a facilitator who looks to make the team better rather than to pad her own stats. Such a player certainly cares more about a semifinal win than whether she scores 1,000 points, but 1,000 is an elite club and she deserves to be in it.
We wish the Eagles and Seahawks the best of luck in the tournament.
Let’s represent our communities well in Augusta and Portland this week with good sportsmanship and a great turnout to support our local athletes.